COVER

SCIENCE

SPORT

High-Tech Rollers

Each year nearly 70 million Americans hit the lanes, making bowling the most popular participatory sport in the U.S. But for serious players with the latest equipment, it's a whole new game

BRIEFING

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

Inside the Spore Wars (Time Bonus Section February 2006: Inside Business / Security)

Controversial contracts, bureaucratic bungling -- the Fed's biodefense drug program is a mess. How did it go so wrong?

A Shot in the Arm (Time Bonus Section February 2006: Inside Business)

Vaccines have been a lousy business. But Novartis senses an opportunity

CEO Speaks: Resume Mogul (Time Bonus Section February 2006: Inside Business / CEO Speaks)

Monster.com's Andrew McKelvey talks about the future of job hunting in U.S. and in China

Making Musical History (Time Bonus Section February 2006: Inside Business / Technology)

How one software start-up went global--and lived to tell the tale, bumps and all

Small Business: A Big Bus Battle (Time Bonus Section February 2006: Inside Business / Small Business)

Chinese-owned firms in New York CityŠand Boston offer a vivid lesson in the perils of discount transport

Book Excerpt: The Rest of Your Life (Time Bonus Section February 2006: Inside Business / Book Excerpt)

Planning isn't only about finances. It's also about your search for meaning

NATION

Has Bush Gone Too Far? (The Spying Controversy)

The President's secret directive to let the NSA snoop without warrants sets off a furor

The Book Behind the Bombshell (Exclusive)

New York Times reporters discover the Bush Administration was running a covert domestic-spying program

Pushing the Limits

How the Bush Administration is stretching the legal boundaries for terrorism suspects

WORLD

Kidnapping an Election

With gangs rampant in the streets, democracy in Haiti takes a backseat to chaos and insecurity

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

That Prime-Time Religion (Television)

Jesus returns--in the controversial new series The Book of Daniel, network TV's latest leap of faith

6 Classic Animal Movies (Film)

New DVD releases include old and new favorites such as The Wizard of Oz and March of the Penguins

YOUR TIME

Fashion: What to Watch For In 2006 (What to Watch For In 2006)

The coming year promises to usher in fresh trends in fashion, food, tech and travel. Our take on the new and noteworthy

PEOPLE

TO OUR READERS

LETTERS

ESSAY

Life After Limbo

Closing it will send more souls to heaven, but will baptism lose its primacy?